Topeka woman pleads guilty to trafficking

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TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in an interstate sex trafficking business, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Rachel Flenniken, 34, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and two counts of using an interstate facility in furtherance of prostitution. In her plea, she admitted working for a male co-defendant who was running a prostitution business in Topeka. At times, as many as 20 females were working as prostituted victims in the organization. Flenniken’s employer rented houses where some of the prostitutes were allowed to live. He used Web sites, social media and cell phones to advertise sexual services and to keep track of the prostituted women.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ks/pr/topeka-woman-pleads-guilty-participating-interstate-sex-trafficking